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2011: It ‘ll be suicidal for Ladoja to challenge me – Gov Alao Akala

It has been good so far. We make sure that all our electioneering promises are fulfilled. We thank God that he has been on our side. We have enjoyed relative peace. What we are doing is to let the people of Oyo State know that they have a government which is different from what they used to have in the past. If I cannot make a difference, I should not be on this seat because I know what used to happen in the past. I don’t want to do it the same way they were done.

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RAGE OVER OIL BILL: Petroleum Industry Bill, a threat to the polity?

THE turnout at the beginning of the three-day public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) last Monday was unprecedented in the ten year history of the present National Assembly. It was perhaps reflective of the serious dominance of oil in the nation’s economy that the Senate hearing was thronged by virtually all stakeholders to the Nigerian project.

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Fury in Niger-Delta better felt than imagined

At a Stakeholders’ Forum, July 20, organized by the Delta State Government in Asaba to sensitize the people on the National Gas Master Plan, the participants and representatives of host communities were agitated by the issue of ownership and what the host communities and indigenes stand to gain by allowing the Federal Government and multinational companies to exploit gas in the state.

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